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How to add a stroke effect on audio spectrum in After Effects?

I'm trying to add a stroke effect on a generated audio spectrum and I don't know why it doesn't work. Drop shadow works, but it's not exactly what I'm trying to achieve. Any suggestions?
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After Effects : reduce several compositions to a single one in the project bin?

I know it is possible to replace some comps from the composition window by another one from the project bin by holding Alt and using Click+Drag But what I would like to achieve is different: I would ...
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After Effects items stopped displaying

I have a project with a number of compositions all embedded within 'Main', and I just noticed that one of the compositions stopped displaying. Upon further investigation, I found that all of the ...
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GIF in After Effects

I've watched and read several tutorials. The file with one layer and a snowfall effect, exports to a .mov (I don't have GifGun). I try to open it in Photoshop CC and I get an error "Dynamic Link ...
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how to export animated SVG file from after effects?

Hi I have been trying using 'bodymovin' plug in in order to export animated svg, but sag format dose no exist. Maybe someone can help me?
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Maintaining correct proportions of objects when dropping on After Effects timeline

When I import a file into the project panel then drag it to the timeline, that object does not retain the correct proportions when it appears in the composition window. If I double click the object ...
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What is a good method for combining several animated gifs onto a single palette?

I think that what I'm trying to do is simple. I want to take several animated sprites (.gifs) and have them on a single palette (image or video). My ultimate goal is to have it as the background of a ...
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Under Water Text Floating Effect in After Effects

I'm so beginner at After Effects and trying to learn from YouTube. Recently I was learning a seabed underwater tutorial from VDonda. I've completely finished the tutorial. But, now I'm seeking a ...
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How can I loop and blend footage end/beginning frames in After Effects?

I'm trying to figure out how to do this for a couple of days now and I feel like it would probably be an easy fix. I have a clip of a beach setting that I successfully looped with the loopOut() ...
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Vectorising displaced circle in after effects

By using this technique with Beam and Displacement Map I created a wavy outlined circle. So it's not just a circle rotating, the generated waves actually move. The problem is, I need this circle to ...
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Rotating a layer (created using illustrator) in AE does not rotate it as a group

I created a flower in Illustrator and tried to rotate in AE. Instead of rotating as a whole layer, I see some jumps. What am I missing?
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Use CSS cubic-bezier for keyframes in After Effects?

I'm really new to After Effects, and I am used to creating CSS animations. I want to animate something in After Effects, and I know how to set the animation except for the timing function. I've used ...
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C4D to SVG using lottie

I'm experimenting with a 3D animation made in Cinema4D, converted to Adobe After Effects and then render with lottie. However, I have some issues, could you please advise what format of the animation ...
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I need some advice and help with cylinder effect in After Effect

I've been teaching myself after effect for couple of weeks and I encountered this problem. I have my poster design and I want to animate it, but the cylinder effect is still somehow not quite right, ...
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How to scale proportionally in after effects

Hey. I am using ae 2018 version on mac platform. Trying to scale shape by holding shift key, but its streches automaticly. How it looks with holding shift you can see on this image.
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Export from Figma to Flinto, Principle, After Effects

I’m considering to switch from Sketch to Figma. But there is a serious blocker: I can’t export Figma designs to the apps I’m actively using for prototyping and animations – Flinto, Principle, After ...
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How can I use motion graphics templates created in Adobe AE CC 2018 in older software (CC 2017, CS 6)?

First of all: why would somebody break backwards compatibility or at least don't offer a way to downgrade project files or uses an open file format at last? Secondly: I've made a lower third template ...
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After Effects - Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the timeline cursor/playhead to the currently selected keyframe position?

After Effects - Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the timeline/playhead cursor to the currently selected keyframe position? I know most of the keyboard shortcuts but find myself wondering if there ...
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Seamless wiggle in After Effects?

I've been trying to find a way to make a seamless wiggle loop but nothing seems to help. I can't make the wiggle to return to its start point in the end and wiggle(x,y) doesn't really help either. ...
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How to set the opacity of every text layers to 0 with time vary stop watch activated with a script?

I'm doing an amateur Adobe After Effects project and I wanted to learn how to script. Basically I want to set the opacity of every text layers to 0 with time vary stop watch activated. I'm sure the ...
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How to see keyframe in After Effect

I have opened an old project and in the timline i can see and not single key frame. How can i see the single keyframe?
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How to make a 'brush stroke' transparency in a video?

I got a video that I want to make some bits transparent but in a 'brush' style. I mean, brush the borders to transparency. Let's say the black part is the video, playing at all. I want to apply some ...
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Can't find how to make distort effects fit to layer boundaries

I can't make any of the distort effects to fit my shape layer and is instead using the full size of the comp. Here is a picture showing the problem: I thought that might be coming from my shapes ...
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Is there a possibility to get Photoshop's field blur inside After Effects ? (or something similar)

What I really want is to add shading to my animated shape layers. I'd love to have something working like Photoshop's field blur, who can easily add varying degrees of blur on a single layer. Use ...
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How to scale down the effect

I have just download minimal titles effect from free website and i want to adjust the effect in my custom page. When i scale down or transform it the effect get disturb. How can i scale down and get ...
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How do I create a water ripple distortion animation on text?

Hi everyone. Can you please help me to understand the process behind it? I'm studying the process starting from the static image so through displacement map on photoshop but I'd like to obtain my ...
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Stop looping in after effect

Just learning After effect 2nd question. I have download the free lower third and edited. I have knowledge of Flash and to a certain time we can type command stop(); and we can stop the looping there. ...
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Position keyframes do not make a straight path

I have made a square and inserted a position keyframe and holding shift I drag to right and got a straight path. When I want to raise up or make an "L" shape by holding shift it does not make a ...
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make shape from illustrator file doesn't work

I made my character in Photoshop and exported it as .SVG, then I opened it via Illustrator to make an .ai file, after that I opened the .ai into After Effects to make a shape from this but I went ...
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Animation Excel graphs on After Effects

I've been handed a set of Excel graphs and I wonder if here's anyone, who has been animating Excel graphs on AE? I'm just looking for some “best practise” type of hints on the topic (as Google, Lynda,...
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How I export GIF from Adobe After Effects CC 2014 [duplicate]

Hi I am new learner in Adobe After Effect and I use "Adobe After Effects CC 2014" version. I unable to install "Bodymovin" in this version or can not do "Export" to GIF file. Please Help me. Recently ...
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Full Screen preview in After Effects not really full screen anymore

When I launch full screen preview (Full Screen checkbox ticked) I only get the composition panel stretched to full screen with the menu bar on top, a bit like in the screenshot below. I used to have ...
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Animation of scanning, transition to the other layer on effect

I want to create a transition using scanning effect (horizontal line going from a head to a toes of a character). Basically let's say I have two layers, one with green human, and second wth red human. ...
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How to create animated videos like this link? [closed]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S5cFLTTIF30 I want to be able to make videos like this link. I've installed AutoDesk Maya but can't find much online help for self learning it. If there is any other ...
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Bodymovin a good idea for web animations?

On our new "how it works" page we want to use animated graphics to better explain some concepts of our service. We don't have any experience with more complex animations and we decided to try ...
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Skew text in After Effects similar to Illustrator skew

Trying to replicate an animation in After Effects of skewed text on a curved path but skewed the same way text on a path in Illustrator can be skewed. Have the project started in Illustrator but ...
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Scattered Fade In for Dotted Font in After Effects

For a single word in a font composed of many dots, I want to create a simple 10-second animation in which each of the dots will fade-in and in a random order, to eventually compose the original word. ...
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Horizontal Slideshow Video in After Effects

I've just started using after effects for the first time and am in a desperate need to create a slideshow that pans horizontally. There are articles on in the internet that show how to do it in ...
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Script to create a pre-comp inside my main comp in After Effects

I am a new to After Effects scripting. I am looking for a way to make a pre-comp inside my main comp and have the pre-comp contain a shape. I'm looking to do it automatically by script.
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Fastest way to create a transparent GIF from PNG

I often create GIFs from a consecutive sequence of transparent PNGs (exported from a 3D modeling app). My current workflow is: 1-Export the animation from the 3D app (Blender) to transparent PNGs 2-...
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How can I import an Photoshop document to After effects, that needs to be 2500px wide?

I have a photoshop document that I need to animate for a background video as part of a header on a web page. It's only animated at full width HD resolutions, and it's been requested to be at ...
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Customize a preset so it changed a direction of animation (not reverse it) in After Effects CC

I'm not an AE expert but I was trying hard to find solution for a few days, so now I decided to ask for help. I created 3d text animation using standard preset, but I need to change the direction of ...
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Animate CC vs. After Effects for multi-media, interactive web graphics that have video elements

I want to make interactive graphics for the web that do the following things: incorporate some video elements, such as a person walking on a transparent background. have buttons that users can ...
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After Effects animation - text rotating with CC Cylinder

I'm new to this site and to After Effects. Could somebody point me to a tutorial, to show me how to create the rotating text below (just nabbed this gif from a previous question that somebody posted) ...
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How do I move a mask in Adobe After Effects?

I know this is a simple question but I can't figure out how to move a mask!
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After Effects import SVG

I tried to import an SVG into After Effects but got an error stating that file format is not supported. Is there any way I can achieve this or is there any alternative solutions?
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What is a segment in Lottie/BodyMovin

I have had a BodyMovin animation created which consists of 5 distinct scenes. The animation is being used in a hybrid mobile app. For each scene I would like to show a descriptive caption. BodyMovin ...
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Intersecting an object through an Element 3D sphere in After Effects

I am working on an animation where a character is creating a dark magic sphere in their hand and was able to try out Element 3D on the work computers. As this is the first time I have used it I am ...
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How to reveal a curve path (half circle) from the center in After Effects

Im making this smiling face and i want the smile to reveal from the center not from one corner. How do achieve that? I use Trim Paths and a black path that disappear and reveals the white path. heres ...
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After Effects/ Photoshop GIF animation stops looping

I rendered an animation from After Effects via Adobe Media Encoder as an MP4 file and opened it in Photoshop to export as a GIF. This worked, but the GIF stops looping after 3 loops. It's endless in ...